Spiritual Journey - Discovering Islam

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: iWalk
Quality Verified Registered on August 30, 2021

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Istanbul Dear Walkers!

Islam is the major practiced religion in Turkiye and in order to discover its characteristics we design this tour for walkers who come from non-islamic background.

As a route of the tour we have 2 Unesco World Heritage Destinations of Old City, Suleymaniye Mosque and Pantakrator Monastary and tour route finishes at more local, residential areas of practising muslims.

We will take off from the daily relations of muslims with the mosque into the social practices in order to understand Islam as it is explained inner and external peace. 

In this tour program we would like to cover 

> Daily and weekly practises of muslims in the mosque context
> Daily, yearly and lifely prayers in Islam
> Social life in the local practising muslim areas
> Halal food and Islamic Finance Practises
> Sufism, mystical understanding of Islam

Visiting the following places all in a row:

  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Suleymaniye Historical Ottoman Mansions
  • The Aqueduct of Valens 
  • Zeyrek Mosque (Formerly a church) 
  • Zeyrek Cistern Panoramic Old City View Terrace
  • Tokadi Sufi Cemetary
  • Old City Local Butcher Bazaar
  • Fatih Mosque and the Complex
  • Atpazarı as a local muslim youth cafes 
  • Malta Bazaar
  • Islamic Instıtutions, Charity Organisations (from outside)

*Please note that at the end of the tour, you are expected to tip the guide minimum 10 Euros or 350 liras per person

**Please dress modestly as we have mosque visits during this tour. (We recommend bringing along scarves and shawls to be able to cover certain parts of the body)

Themes of the tour #islamiculture #islamiccivilation #halalfood 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Süleymaniye, Süleymaniye Cd. No:21, 3...
    Süleymaniye, Süleymaniye Cd. No:21, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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    I will be waiting you in front of the Coffee Gutta

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Suleymaniye Mosque
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Pantakrator Monastary(Currently Mosque)
  • 3
    Outside visit
    At Pazarı Street for Local Muslim Youth
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Tomb of Mehmed the 2nd, Conqueror of Constantinople

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Yeti 29 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
I had the most incredible and eye-opening experience with a tour guide who not only showed me the local scene but also provided an extraordinary glimpse into the day in the life of a practicing Muslim. From the moment we connected, I knew this tour was going to be something truly special. This guide had an exceptional understanding of their religion and a deep connection with their community. It was evident that sharing their faith and culture with others was not just a job, but a genuine passion. They went above and beyond to ensure that I not only witnessed the local scene but also gained a comprehensive understanding of the beauty and intricacies of Islam. Throughout the tour, they guided me through various religious sites, taking the time to explain the significance and history behind each one. It was not just about visiting mosques and observing prayers but truly immersing myself in the traditions, rituals, and values practiced by Muslims. The guide's knowledge and expertise on the subject were awe-inspiring, leaving me with a profound understanding and appreciation for the faith.
Angela 29 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Jul 2022
It was a singular experience because I was the only one person that wanted to do the tour, I was a little bit embarrassed about it but Onder make sure to do all your just for me. We walk around the mosques, he explained many things about Islam and churches converted into mosques. We stayed together almost 4 hours and Onder even help me with my bus card. That day was very special to me, I'll never forget about the politeness and kindness of Onder. Thank you for the amazing experience.
Sandra 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
The walking tour "Spiritual Journey - Discovering Islam" with Fatih was very interesting and informative. It was so much information to absorb in a very short time! If you want a beginning introduction to Islam, this is a very good tour.
Sonja 25 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Very interesting tour, learned much from our tour guide. Especially when we walked on non tourist routes through the city. Talking and walking was a little bit fast for some people on the tour. The stop and welcoming at the Islamcenter was outstanding!
Judy Villanueva 24 Nov 2023

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Travelled in family - Nov 2023
Great overview of Islam and cultural/religious traditions. We appreciate your time.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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